Tokyo Olympians set to skip National Boxing Championships | Boxing News

NEW DELHI: The upcoming national men’s boxing championship is unlikely to feature any of the five pugilists who competed at the Tokyo Olympics, ruling them out of contention for next month’s world championships in Serbia as well. Amit Panghal (52kg), Manish Kaushik (63kg), Vikas Krishan (69kg), Ashish Chaudhary (75kg) and Satish Kumar (+91kg) had competed … Read more

Santiago Nieva: Some new faces likely at World Championship, boxing Nationals to provide options | Boxing News

Santiago Nieva: Some new faces likely at World Championship, boxing Nationals to provide options | Boxing News

NEW DELHI: The Indian men’s boxing team for the world championship would be picked on the basis of performances in next month’s Nationals, High Performance Director Santiago Nieva told PTI, conceding that there is very little time in hand to go for elaborate trials. Nieva, who is currently on a break, spoke to PTI from … Read more

Vikas Krishan undergoes shoulder surgery after Olympic heartbreak, vows to come back stronger | Tokyo Olympics News

Vikas Krishan undergoes shoulder surgery after Olympic heartbreak, vows to come back stronger | Tokyo Olympics News

NEW DELHI: Indian boxer Vikas Krishan, whose Olympic campaign ended abruptly after a dislocated right shoulder caused an opening-round loss, has undergone a surgery to fix the injury which will keep him out of action for the next three months. The 29-year-old, who was competing in his third Olympics in Tokyo, was forced out early … Read more

Tokyo Olympics: I was in tears after first round exit and said sorry to my parents: Boxer Vikas Krishan | Tokyo Olympics News

Tokyo Olympics: I was in tears after first round exit and said sorry to my parents: Boxer Vikas Krishan | Tokyo Olympics News

NEW DELHI: “Winning is not everything for me, winning is the only thing” – that’s what boxer Vikas Krishan said before heading for his career’s third Olympic Games. But his Tokyo campaign was not a long one. He suffered a first-round exit (men’s 69kg) and saw his dreams of winning an Olympic medal being shattered. … Read more

Tokyo Olympics: Carrying a shoulder injury, Vikas Krishan crashes out in opening round | Tokyo Olympics News

Tokyo Olympics: Carrying a shoulder injury, Vikas Krishan crashes out in opening round | Tokyo Olympics News

Veteran boxer Vikas Krishan, featuring in his third and most likely final Olympics, was left bloodied in his comprehensive 0-5 loss to Japan’s Sewonrets Quincy Mensah Okazawa in the first round of the 69kg welterweight category on Saturday. Vikas was very slow in his movements during the entire bout. His opponent, on the other hand, … Read more

Vikas Krishan ousted from Olympics: Loses opening bout to Japan’s Mensah Okazawa | Tokyo Olympics News

Vikas Krishan ousted from Olympics: Loses opening bout to Japan's Mensah Okazawa | Tokyo Olympics News

TOKYO: Indian boxer Vikas Krishan (69kg) was out-punched 0-5 and left with a bloodied eye by local favourite Sewonrets Quincy Mensah Okazawa in his opening bout of the Olympic Games here on Saturday, a thoroughly disappointing start for the nine-strong team. The 29-year-old Krishan sustained a cut below his left eye in the high-voltage clash, … Read more

Mary Kom and Manish Kaushik will win boxing medals at the Tokyo Olympics for India: Vijender Singh | Tokyo Olympics News

Mary Kom and Manish Kaushik will win boxing medals at the Tokyo Olympics for India: Vijender Singh | Tokyo Olympics News

NEW DELHI: Boxing star Vijender Singh might have made the transition to professional boxing, but his exploits as an amateur boxer, representing India, are still talked about. He is still India’s only male boxer to have won an Olympic medal. Vijender’s 2008 bronze at the Beijing Games was a watershed moment for Indian boxing overall. … Read more

Amid COVID gloom, could it be ‘India Shining’ in Tokyo? All indications say yes | Tokyo Olympics News

Amid COVID gloom, could it be 'India Shining' in Tokyo? All indications say yes | Tokyo Olympics News

TOKYO: There is palpable tension, a sense of dread actually, but the COVID-hit Olympic Games starting Friday or the ‘Games of Hope’ as the IOC desperately wants the world to believe, could prove to be a watershed for the biggest ever Indian contingent with shooters, boxers and wrestlers expected to lead an unparalleled medal rush. … Read more

Tokyo Olympics: Indian boxers training at Games Village as boxing venue far | Tokyo Olympics News

Tokyo Olympics: Indian boxers training at Games Village as boxing venue far | Tokyo Olympics News

TOKYO: With the Olympics boxing venue “quite far”, Indian pugilists have decided to train at the facilities available at the Games Village to avoid exertion and the risk posed by COVID-19. The boxing competition of the Games is scheduled to be held in Sumida ward’s Ryogoku Kokugikan arena here, primarily a sumo wrestling venue. The … Read more

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